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Thunderscourge


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(Originally conceived as a oneshot, this story has become a series of them because of the massive popularity of the first installment and how it was featured on the front page.)

Pairing: Soarin/Rainbow Dash

Chapter 1: Meet the Parents Rainbow Dash has a brilliant idea: since she hasn't seen her parents in awhile, why not bring her new boyfriend with her to visit them? Unfortunately for Soarin, this means meeting her father and mother (Firefly). Will the Wonderbolt survive the visit? Will I ever learn how to do comedy? There is a single yes and a no between these two important questions.

Chapter 2: Meet the Scootaloo Soarin unexpectedly finds himself introduced to Rainbow Dash's number one fan, Scootaloo, and once again finds himself learning a bit about Dash's world. Warning: Might make you squee.

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A downvote....probably because Dash's mother is in it.

I COUNTER THY DOWNVOTE WITH AN UPVOTE!
A good lighthearted read =) well done! :pinkiehappy:

2434039

AHA! THE UPVOTES HATH BEEN DOUBLED!

I loved that you made Rainbow's mother Firefly! And this whole little quip is adorable! Loved every word of it! :rainbowkiss:

Drama. Death. I thought of Violet Hill

Pleasing to my headcanon!

I kind of imagine Rainbow's dad to be like Bill Cosby in situations like this

"How ugly is he?"

"Who is his parole officer?"

It felt like it took from "Meet the Parents/Fockers"
Aaaaand just about what all guys should expect when meeting their girlfriend's parents (+/- ego earning and flaunting)

It would be great if Twilight and Spike visit the Sparkle family.

I liked this... And it went from 29 to 32 likes... Im worth a lot :trollestia:

Of course Firefly would be Rainbow Dash's mother. Badassery runs in the family.
2434655 I would love too see that.

Firefly stuffed a hood in Rainbow's mouth

that sounds a mite painful, yes?

How awkward. I have a fic with RD's dad being published tomorrow.
That feel.

in like, foreverl

I think that's supposed to be an exclamation mark?

A cute and charming little story you have here. I enjoy a good Soarin-Dash story, and you're right, there aren't enough of those. This one feels kinda short and rushed, but I'm generally used to reading long-form stories so that feeling was probably amplified a bit.

My primary criticism is this bit:

"You know, your father was really beginning to think that you were never going to get a coltfriend, not to mention your wicked aunt, who thinks disgustedly that because of your hair, tomboyish ways and tendency to hang around girls that you prefer an alternative lifestyle. Boo on her though for being so shallow. You're just like me, and no-one ever seemed to go around and think those things about me for some reason."

I get that you're trying to make a statement here, but it's really heavy-handed, unsolicited and unnecessary information and feels out of place compared to the rest of the fic. I'd say a better idea would be to actually include this homophobic aunt and have it be a plot point rather than giving us a brief lecture about why she sucks, but since you mention that your mission was to produce a light-hearted story free of high-drama, it'd probably be better to trim this bit out entirely, or at least edit it down to be a lot more subtle.

Overall a thumbs-up. Nice work.

--CG

Awww, love it, more please! :heart:

sooooo, this is pretty much an exact copy of the one episode of the big bang theory with the exact same dialogue. Not saying it was bad, i love seeing things ponified, but seriously?

D'awwww, cute! And congrats on the feature! :pinkiehappy:

I think that this story deserves attention because it fits into the 'slice of life' ideal that the show claims to follow. This is just the story of a girl bringing her (much older) boyfriend to meet her understandably-sceptical parents. The fact that all the characters are technicolor pegasi almost doesn't matter on a story-telling level, which is an achievement of its own.

I did like the Rainbow Parents' parting pranks, though. I think we know where she gets if from now! :rainbowlaugh:

2434933 Sorry but this was nothing like the episode.

2434933 I only thought of the Big Bang reference while I was writing it, so I decided to throw it in for fans of the show. Nothing more.

Also, your name is kind of...odd.

2434856 I have felt that same feel before, but how about I check out your story with Rainbow's dad when you release it? :twilightsmile:

2434507 I have never actually seen Meet the Fockers. I named the story after the interviews from Team Fortress 2 called "Meet the (insert character class here)", such as "Meet the Scout". I'm a fan of the game, and since I couldn't think of a great title I decided to at least put in a reference that made me happy while also making it similar to the name of the art it was based on, "Meeting Dad". :scootangel:

2434944 Thank you very much! :twilightsmile:

*brohoof*

2434969 Why thank you for your thoughtful and kind comment! :twilightsmile:

And yeah, I just had to have Dash's parents show a bit of where Dash gets it from :rainbowlaugh:

Soarin better watch out though, because when I can actually manage to think of better pranks, he is target number one XD

Heh. Nice that someone shares my headcanon of RD being Firefly's daughter. Though remember that she could never be that in canon because Hasbro no longer owns the rights to her name. Faust originally wanted to call RD Firefly, but couldn't, but you probably knew this already. :twilightblush:

2434483 And now suddenly I am going to have any future appearance's of Rainbow's father have a dry wit and a great laugh. Bill Cosby-esque Rainbow Dad is best Rainbow Dad! Thanks for the idea :rainbowlaugh:

I'm also glad it pleased your headcanon! There are so many headcanons it is almost impossible to please everyone, so it makes me happy when I manage to please someone's! :twilightsmile:

2434039 Why thank you, good sir :moustache:

I almost find it ironic that I was thinking the other day of just how much I didn't like this story, I finally submit it last night, and then wake up to find that it has been featured. As long as others enjoy it, I guess I can't complain! :twilightsmile:

Almost positive the downvote was from me subconsciously, or from someone who like you suggested didn't like having Rainbow's mom be in it. Or not like SoarinDash in general. Who knows, but oh well. Thanks again! :raritywink:

2434072 AHA! THE UPVOTES HAVE BEEN....uhhhh....what's the -tupled word for they are now at 60? :twilightsheepish:

Thank you though good sir! Have a mustache :moustache:

2434728 I just had to have Firefly as Rainbow's mother! Like you said, badassery runs in the family! :rainbowlaugh:

And I don't have any plans for a Twilight story sadly. I have enough ongoing stories on fanfiction dot net to keep me busy for weeks, so I won't be able to draft up any new ideas. I do have a "Meet the Scootaloo" story already planned though :twilightsheepish:

2435117 And that you just described there is the reason I made Firefly Rainbow's mother! :twilightsmile:

2434925 I'm glad you enjoyed! I currently have a "Meet the Scootaloo" planned, so hopefully when I release that you might be able to enjoy it as well! :scootangel:

Her father simply shrugged, "One does not simply do better than dating a Wonderbolt, so I suppose I should be happy for you as well."

Could help but smile at that

2435103
Lol np good story
Make more stories :flutterrage:

"I do know what went wrong. Ugh, nevermind."

Forced reference is forced. :facehoof:

Well now that read the story, I found it pretty cute. Your sentence structures are kinda weird and I had to read several twice to find out what was actually happening. Mostly in the beginning, it got a lot better later on. You might also want to go through the text one more time, spotted a few double words and typos and at least one tense error where you used present instead of past.

About the story itself, it was nicely structured. You kept to Soarin's perspecive well which I didn't expect, because usually people tend to go with the mane6 member as the focus. You may have gone a little bit overboard with Soarin's digestive ruminations, but nothing too bad. The throwaway line about the lunch box with a muffin was funny, but you really didn't have to force it more than that. Maybe just have RD sigh would have been enough. We all know about derpy anyways.

But after the photo scene, you jumped directly to the two lovers leaving. I wanted more! I wanted to hear their banter, more character development, more depth, now it ended up as RD = FF, Soarin = cliché boyfriend, Rainbow Dad = cliché.father in law. You had such a nice beginning to just skip past the meat of the story. I really wouldn't have minded the crackers, the awkward tea conversations, the baby photos, the comments about RD's sibling that was doing stuff X in country Y, the usual comedic routine for a scene like that. It's not like you shied away from clichés in the story.

All in all, a fun read, could have been a bit better, but could have been waaaaay worse. I'd give it an 8/10. :twilightsmile:

2435219 Considering how a good deal of people force Derpy into actually making appearances in their stories and artwork, I hardly think giving a slight nod to her well known character is all that forced. :twilightsheepish: That's your opinion though, so oh well.

2435219 Agreed. Just "I know what went wrong," would have been sufficient, but no, you just had to make it worse. Because of that, I'm favoriting, but I won't upvote.

However, it should be said that you managed to do very well, despite the fact that you clearly didn't know Bifröst's name. Seriously, well done.

Aw, screw it. This deserves a like!

Nice story. I always love a good, heart warming and funny SoarinDash fic. :twilightsmile: And especially with Dashies parents! And this earned an extra plus when you made Firefly Dash's mother (she was suppose to be the orginal RD after all. That makes sense to me at least) , which has now become my headcanon.

Now I want to see some SoarinDash with Soarin's parents! :pinkiehappy:

Why good sir this could become a full story not just a one shot thing

2435429

:facehoof: dun tell me ur one of those faggots that wanna be differentiated by sex...

splitting the fandom just because of a difference in anatomy is the stupidest excuse for making yourself "extra unique" ever.

I have only one question. How did I fail to see it coming?

"One does not simply do better than dating a Wonderbolt"

2435462

its fine girly... just remember...

in your heart we are all dicks.

So I guess Soarin dies, because I thought that single yes and no thing was pretty funny.

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